By Stephanie Hernandez McGavin
The Meridian Times
The property value of homes in Meridian Charter Township averaged a 5.6 percent increase this year, continuing an upward trend for the last few years. Township assessor David Lee said the township struggled after the housing bubble but was somewhat insulated, so it did not suffer as much as other areas. Now the township is seeing its numbers bounce back. Lee said, “With last year’s assessments, we started to see an uptake in values. It was moderate, 1 to 3 percent in most places.